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Capt. Abhimanyu Sindhu

Abhimanyu Singh Sindhu or Abhimanyu Sindhu, popularly known as Captain Abhimanyu; was born on 18 December 1967) at Khanda Kheri village in Hansi tahsil of Hisar district in Haryana. During 2014-2019, he was a Cabinet Minister with independent charge of 12 departments in Government of Haryana, the first-ever government led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Haryana.

Capt. Abhimanyu is the son of late Chaudhary Mitter Sen, famous industrialist and social worker of yesteryears.

Capt. Abhimanyu is a politician, decorated Indian Army soldier, award-winning newspaper editor, entrepreneur, educationist and philanthropist. In May 2014 elections, he was elected BJP's Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) in from Narnaund constituency.

October 2019 Elections in Haryana - Capt. Abhimanyu fought election as a BJP candidate from Narnaund constituency. However, he could not win due to anti-incumbency factor in Haryana.

Early life

He served in the Indian Army for six years where he was decorated with Special Services Medal. He was then selected for the Civil Services of India but chose not to join in favour of philanthropic and social service work.

Before entering politics, Abhimanyu was a successful self-made entrepreneur as the founder-owner, director and chairman of several companies covering business empire across India in coal mining, power generation, transport, finance & share broking, education, media and newspaper. Among the businesses that he started is Hari Bhoomi, a Hindi-language newspaper of which he remains editor-in-chief.

In Politics

In 1997, he joined the senior BJP leader L. K. Advani’s Swarna Jayanti Rath Yatra and mobilized milling crowds for the cause. During Lok Sabha elections, he was the election agent and Co-ordinator of Swami Indravesh in 1998, the BJP candidate from Rohtak. He was election agent and co-ordinator for Sahib Singh Verma, former Chief Minister of Delhi; and successfully managed the entire election campaign of Outer Delhi constituency in 1999

In 2004, 2005 and 2009, as the BJP candidate, he contested several elections to Lok Sabha from Rohtak Lok Sabha constituency but could not win.

In 2012, as the co–in-charge of BJP Punjab, his role remained pivotal in spearheading the victory of Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP alliance in the Punjab Legislative Assembly elections by beating the anti-incumbency mood in the state. In 2012, he was involved in Media Management of Uttarakhand Vidhan Sabha elections and the Election Management team of Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Sabha elections.

In 2013, He was appointed as BJP National Spokesperson and Co-in-charge of Uttar Pradesh by Rajnath Singh ahead of the Indian General Election, 2014.

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